Genius Project Review - why 4 stars?

Genius Project Review
ITQlick Score: 79/100
ITQlick Rating: (4/5)
Pricing: 2.8/10 - low cost
Category: Project Portfolio Management -> Genius Project
Ranking:Ranked 6 out of 16 Project Portfolio Management systems
Company: Genius Inside
Pricing: starts at $19.95 per user/month
Typical customers: Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Genius Project pricing, Genius Project alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Sep 23, 2021

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What is Genius Project?

Genius Project is management software developed by Genius Inside. Genius Inside was founded in 1997 to fill the market needs created by IBM. By 2008, Genius Inside started offering Genius Project as its flagship solution to many companies and today it has been able to spread its tentacles through Europe and North America.

Genius Project is now recognized by IBM which has given it many awards and certifications.

What is Genius Project rating? ()

The rating of Genius Project is 4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 79 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Genius Project's typical customers?

The market Genius Inside targets is made of small businesses and large enterprises that are into IT, marketing and product development. The software can be used in health care businesses, manufacturing industries, government agencies and financial services.

Known cusltomers of Genius Inside are Applegate Farmsbunge, IFS-Italia, Hhm Technologies, Datendienst IT Service Gmbh, Praxis, Veda and Team Up Consulting. In total Genius Inside has around 700 customers with over 65,000 end users worldwide.

Is Genius Project the best Project Portfolio Management?

Genius Project is ranked 6 out of 16 software in their category (Project Portfolio Management systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Genius Project has for mission to ease up managers' life by facilitating the process of planning, staffing, executing and tracking through the provision of tools that will automate certain functions. It can help have a bird view over everything that is going on at any point in time in a company.

The reporting capabilities of this software allows for issues to be easily posted on a public dashboard in real time so that users who have a solution can propose it as soon as possible. With the Gantt Chart, employees will also have a better picture of what tasks need to be taken for the project to continue moving and what resources have been made available for them.

What are Genius Project's pros? (5 Pros)

  • Good for tracking projects and managing a company's resources
  • Social management tool integrated, allowing better collaboration
  • Advanced reporting dashboards available with option to display them in Gantt Charts
  • Available in multiple languages and currencies
  • Possible to customize applications and integrate certain templates

What are Genius Project's cons? (2 cons)

  • The telephone support service is not available 24/7
  • Does not offer any app for Windows Phone

Who are their main alternatives?

Genius Project can be compared to Clarizen, AtTask, Project Insight, Project Manager, Daptiv PPM and Tenrox. Most of these softwares are available online but it is only Genius Project, Project Manager Project Insight and Tenrox that offer an On-premises version for companies interested.
 
You also have to note that AtTask, Project Insight and Project Manager don't have advanced project management tools like the Workflow Engine.
 
When it comes to team collaboration, Genius Projects fails to offer Email-Only Accounts. That is where it gets overtaken by Clarizen, AtTask, Project Insight and Daptiv PPM. That said Genius Project has the advantage of integrating social media tools. Clarizen, Daptiv and Tenrox don't have such features.
 
For businesses that very much depend on invoicing, Genius Project might not be the best choice but rather Clarizen, AtTask or Project Manager.

What is the cost of Genius Project?

The cost of license starts at $19.95 per user/month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Genius Project

What should you ask Genius Inside during a demo session? (65 questions)

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List of categories

Team Collaboration
Project Collaboration
Time and Attendance
Project Management
Online Project Management
Professional Services Automation
Project Portfolio Management
Project Resource Management
Task Management
Time Tracking

List of features

Agile Project Management
Budget & Expense Management
Collaboration
Document Management
Issue Tracking
Project Management
Resource Management
Risk Management
Scheduling
Task Management

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.